harmonic harmonic  /hɑr ˈmɑ nɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a tone that is a component of a complex sound
  2. (n) any of a series of musical tones whose frequencies are integral multiples of the frequency of a fundamental
  3. (adj) of or relating to harmony as distinct from melody and rhythm
  4. (adj) of or relating to harmonics
  5. (adj) of or relating to the branch of acoustics that studies the composition of musical sounds
  6. (adj) relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body
  7. (adj) involving or characterized by harmony

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. These are quirky romantic comedies in which dissonant figures struggle to achieve harmonic convergence.
  2. Among the techniques: cryosurgery to freeze tissue to be removed, or use of a harmonic scalpel, a vibrating laser that simultaneously cuts tissue and clots blood.
  3. Chief use for harmonic analysis is study of the problems presented by the whirls and eddies of air around airplane wings.

News

  1. Harmonic Appoints New SVP of Worldwide Sales

    Harmonic has added George Stromeyer as its new senior vice president of worldwide sales.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Television Broadcast

  2. RF Source provides true sinewave output with low phase noise.

    Designed using surface acoustic wave resonator technology, 2 GHz Model CRFS75-2000 features -134 dBc/Hz phase noise at 10 KHz offset and noise floor of -164 dBc/Hz. Source has no sub-harmonics; second harmonic is -20 dBc typical, and frequency accuracy is rated at ±150 ppm. With 5 V input voltage, device generates true sinewave with +5 dBm minimum output power. Housed in 0.75 x 0.75 in. SMT ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  3. Harmonic Appoints New Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales

    SAN JOSE, Calif. - June 10, 2013 - Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that George Stromeyer has been appointed as the company`s new senior vice ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Thomson Reuters ONE via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "If you've ever spent any time in museums and if you've ever been fortunate enough to stand in front of a great work of art, you know there's a certain harmonic about it that touches you. It's the same feeling you get with 'WALL-E,'"...
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: John Ratzenberger Source: KOAT

  2. "The music of the Grateful Dead was complex, with intertwining themes of rhythm and melody, rich harmonic development and explosive dynamics; the same stuff one finds in classical music," Weir said.
    on Jun 26, 2007 By: Bob Weir Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "I think a movement in jazz is beginning away from the conventional string of chords, and a return to emphasis on melodic rather than harmonic variations," Davis told the writer Nat Hentoff for Jazz Review in December 1958. "There will be...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Miles Davis Source: The Guardian (blog)

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